Dr. Frank W. Bowden, III, FACS

Cornea & External Disease Specialist


About Dr. Bowden


Dr. Frank W. Bowden, III is the founder – and the foundation – of Bowden Eye & Associates. While he is too humble to refer to himself as an ophthalmology expert, he is viewed as one in the medical community and is frequently called upon for his expert opinion.

  • Selected for one of the most competitive ophthalmology fellowships in the world – the cornea and external disease fellowship at the renowned Wills Eye Hospital.

  • Recognized as one of Jacksonville’s Top Doctors 4 times by Jacksonville Magazine.

  • Selected to be the official ophthalmologist/eye doctor for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL from the time of their inauguration.

  • Event speaker at the Dry Eye University.


“I had LASIK surgery done by Dr. Bowden and could not be happier with my overall experience and outcome. The entire Bowden team was so professional and knowledgeable which put me at ease as I approached my surgery date. Since the surgery in August, my vision has been perfect! This procedure is such a miracle and I am so blessed to have been in such great care with the Bowden team!”

Brittany S. – Jacksonville, Florida

What is a Cornea & External Disease Specialist?

In addition to being a board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Frank W. Bowden, III has completed specialized fellowship training in disorders and diseases specific to the cornea and front structures of the eye – all critical components of vision and eye health.

As a fellowship-trained cornea specialist, he is uniquely qualified to treat dry eye syndrome; corneal abrasions, inflammations, ulcers, scarring, injuries and infections; keratoconus; as well as pediatric corneal diseases. He also specializes in corneal transplantation using advanced techniques such as PKP, DSAEK, and DALK.

Ready to Schedule an Appointment?

If you would like to meet with Dr. Frank W. Bowden, III, one of Florida’s most renowned and accomplished physicians, contact us online or call our office at 904-296-0098.

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A Legacy of Excellence

Dr. Frank W. Bowden, III, was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, and to this day is a devout Tennessee Volunteers fan. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he was Phi Beta Kappa, he earned his MD in 1979 from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and was the class valedictorian. His post-graduate training included an internship and ophthalmology residency at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, California. He then earned a prestigious fellowship in corneal and external diseases at the internationally recognized Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dedication to Service

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7205 Bentley Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32256

12341 Yellow Bluff Rd #4,
Jacksonville, FL 32226

206 Ashourian Ave. #215
St. Johns, FL 32092

(904) 296-0098